UPDATED: Hurricane Sandy Halloween School Closures and Cancellations

UPDATED: 10/31 6:45 am

Due to power outages, we’re doing our best to update. However, we won’t be able to update as quickly as we normally do. Check Twitter if you can and leave comments to let others know if you have updates. Thanks and be safe! 

More school closures announced for Wednesday, October 31—Halloween. This is Day 3 of school closures.

Check our list often, if you have internet and/or power, as we’ll be updating throughout the day.

The following schools and/or businesses will be CLOSED on Wednesday, October 31:

Public Schools

West Orange Public Schools
Verona Public Schools
Newark Public Schools
Millburn Public Schools
Montclair Public Schools
South Orange – Maplewood School District
Bloomfield Public Schools
Wayne Public Schools

Glen Ridge Public Schools


Private Schools
Montclair Kimberley Academy
Seton Hall Prep

Montclair Cooperative School

Montclair Community Pre-K

MMO Programs in Montclair

Park Street Academy

Colleges and Universities

Rutgers will close the rest of the week

Bloomfield College closed for the rest of the week.

Seton Hall University

Halloween Events

Montclair Halloween Trick-or-Treat Postponement: Due the dangerous conditions on township streets, Montclair Township asks residents to postpone Halloween trick-or-treating activities to Saturday, November 3, between the hours of 12:00 Noon and 5:00 p.m.

Due to the state of emergency, the Borough of Glen Ridge has postponed Trick or Treating until Friday, November 2, 2012.

Bloomfield cancels trick or treating, says new date TBA

Put your Kids Costumes ON  & Hop on over to Boone Studio for the Halloween Party on Wednesday Morning. Choose your hour,9:30am to 10:30am and 10:30am to 11:30am. 4$/ child for each hour. They will have music, dancing, yoga, games and treats. (Feel free to bring your own Halloween treats as well…)

Halloween Parade and Costume Contest
 All ages.
What: This annual event is sponsored by the Maplewood Village Alliance and Maplewood Chamber of Commerce. The festivities include trick or treating, music and dancing and prizes for best costumes.
Where: Maplewood Village between Baker Street and Durand Road, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Wednesday, October 31 from 3 pm – 5 pm. Postponed  to Friday, November 2, 3 –5 pm due to the storm.
Cost: Free.

 All ages.
What: Celebrate Howl-o-ween at Turtle Back Zoo as the zoo will be open from 4-9pm for safe trick or treating. Come in costume and ride the ”spooky train” (weather permitting) or enjoy the magical talents of master magician Joe Fisher.
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ.
When: Wednesday, October 31 from 4 pm to 9 pm.   New date TBD
Cost: Event admission is $5 for all ages (as always under 2 is free). Discounted admission rate of $3 per person with valid Zoological Society membership! Click here to register for the event. Event will be held rain or shine. Businesses or groups wishing to sponsor a treat station should call the zoo at 973-731-5800 x224.

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  1. Any news about east orange or orange schools? I live in Carolina..but need to relay info to family up there..stay safe

  2. Glen Ridge has called a closing for Wednesday also. Trick-or-treating in town will take place (tentatively)on Fri. 11/2. I also hear Middleton Early Learning Center and Pilgrim Nursery Schhool are closed Wednesday, too.

  3. What to do with the Kids today?! Day three homebound. Are there any trick or treat events? Thinking of heading to the Garden State Plaza. Any ideas?

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